ERP in 2009: Looking back, looking ahead

An incorrectly formatted link in the year-end analysis "ERP in 2009: Looking back, looking ahead," which was posted to the newswire Monday, caused two paragraphs in one section of the story to be cut off. The link has been corrected on the wire and the full section, with its heading, now reads:

Free and open-source ERP options proliferate

Going into 2010, companies have more options than ever for free and open-source ERP software. There are at least 10 open-source products in the market, with some more mature than others.

Open-source ERP vendors typically provide a version at no cost, but charge for support and additional features, such as a manufacturing module.

Proprietary ERP vendors aren't in immediate danger of shutting down due to competition from open-source alternatives. But some players in the latter camp are reporting serious growth, which may only accelerate in 2010.

Copyright © 2009 IDG Communications, Inc.

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